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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Jun 28, 2010 4:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite versions of songs by year?

'71 cumberland blues, eh? any favorites?

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Jun 29, 2010 12:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite versions of songs by year?

October 21, 1971 at the Auditorium Theater, Chicago - Keith's second gig with the band. This is the version that comes right after that comment Jerry makes "if you want professionalism, you'll have to pay another buck ..." - but that's another story.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-10-21.sbd.cotsman.5071.sbeok.shnf

While I do like the slightly longer versions from 72 - 74, this version has always charmed me with it's 'roadhouse' sound and playing -probably due to the weird tone and slight distortion from the low end of the piano pick-up. Nothing really flashy here, Jerry's first solo ends with this little bit (think Commander Cody's 'Hot Rod Lincoln') and at 4:02 (3:30 on the other links listed @ IA) Keith does this short 3 second fill that is so country and so perfect for that place in this song that I almost always want to hear it played in that spot in other versions. It's those little bits - those diamonds in the rough - that bring me the big smiles.

This post was modified by duckpond74 on 2010-06-29 19:47:48

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